Birgitta Jónsdóttir Calls US Subpoena of Her Twitter Account over WikiLeaks Involvement “Disturbing”

The US Department of Justice has subpoenaed the internet company Twitter for personal information from several people linked to the online whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The subpoena asks Twitter for all records and correspondence relating to their accounts. Icelandic parliament member Birgitta Jónsdóttir, who has collaborated with WikiLeaks, is one of the five people targeted by the subpoenas. “I think it opens up a whole can of worms when it comes to parliamentary immunity worldwide,” Jónsdóttir says. “Icelandic authorities are taking this very seriously.”

The subpoena served on twitter was sealed, that is twitter was not allowed to tell those whose personal information was being demanded. This twitter, to their credit, challenged, and the sealed order was unsealed.

This begs the question, has a similar order been served on facebook and google? If yes, then is it not about time they came clean?

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